Lehmann picks Michigan, and other recruiting news

By Sean Duncan

Keith Lehmann, who’s ranked No. 5 overall in Illinois’ Class of 2013, named his school, choosing the University of Michigan. Lehmann, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound RHP/3B, was the most coveted prospect remaining in Illinois.

The only question surrounding Lehmann is what will the multi-talented prospect do for an encore? Already, the two-way standout helped lead Lyons Township to a Class 4A state championship as a sophomore, and nearly propelled the Lions to a repeat this spring, falling in the championship game, 4-3, to Oak Park.  Lehmann certainly did everything within his power to get the Lions back to the title game. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder was equally as dominant on the mound as he was at the plate. The right-hander used his 87-90 mph fastball and sharp breaking ball to go 10-2 with a 0.86 ERA. In 80 innings, he struck out 83 and walked 16.  Also a standout third baseman, Lehmann led Lyons Township in nearly every offensive category. He finished with 7 home runs, 13 doubles, 37 RBI and a .343 batting average to earn Prep Baseball Report first-team All-State honors. As a sophomore, Lehmann also hit 7 home runs during the Lions’ championship run.

In other recruiting news, Keaton Wright, a left-handed hitting 1B/3B from Triad HS, has committed to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Wright helped lead Triad to a fourth-place finish in Class 3A after he tallied 18 doubles, 4 homers and 48 while batting .426.

Sanford Hunt, a RHP/INF from Kenwood HS, has committed to Chicago State.

Jamal Fletcher, a physical infielder from Von Steuben HS, has committed to John A. Logan JC.

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Fall Prospect Program Slide NEW 2012